The Pros and Cons of Deconstruction

Have you ever considered that the old kitchen cabinets you are removing could be used by someone else? While it might seem to be easier to demolish everything, reusing materials is environmentally friendly and reduces your waste removal costs. Plus, there can be other surprising economic benefits. Here is some more really great remodeling information for contractors and homeowners alike from Remodeling Magazine. It has to do with “deconstruction,” which involves carefully taking apart old construction and donating components to be reused. By donating to charities, you can get tax deductions to keep you in budget and add things to a job that otherwise would not have been possible.

Read more about the process and its pros and cons in this article, which also has information about the importance of home energy audits and other great ways to save money and materials by being “green.”

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1 Response to “The Pros and Cons of Deconstruction”


  1. 1 ERIC RICE-JOHNSTON February 17, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Please be aware that Habitat For Humanity operates a series of warehouse sales facilities just for the purposes of recycling built materials:
    http://www.habitat.org/cd/env/restore.aspx
    They accept usable building materials and components, and appliances which are not ancient.


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